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Senior Sen. Jim Inhofe explains his electoral College vote to the Oklahoma GOP convention Saturday in Oklahoma City. Gaylord News/Keegan Williams

Inhofe defends Electoral College vote

Keegan Williams, Reporter April 10, 2021

Supporters of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe expected the worst when he took the stage at Saturday’s Oklahoma GOP convention after his popularity had been tested by refusing to vote to challenge the Electoral...

Sen. Jim Inhofe talks Tuesday about fraud in the 2020 presidential election. (PHOTO: Bennett Brinkman/Gaylord News)

Inhofe breaks with Trump, Republicans over election fraud

Bennett Brinkman, Reporter March 2, 2021

WASHINGTON —  Oklahoma’s senior senator broke ranks with the Republican Party on Tuesday, saying there was no evidence of election fraud despite months of unsubstantiated allegations and claims at...

BLM protestors hold flags up against the fence protecting the White House in Black Lives Matter Plaza. (By Skylar Tallal/Gaylord News)

MLK Day different with upcoming inauguration and BLM protests

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year might look different to  Black Americans, and not just because of cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic.  House 99 Democrat Rep. Ajay...

The Comanche Nation Smoke Shop logo.  Gaylord News photo courtesy of the Comanche Nation Smoke Shop Facebook page.

Hearing set in suit against Comanche tobacco shops

Nancy Marie Spears, Reporter December 1, 2020

A hearing is scheduled Thursday on a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the tobacco shops owned by the Comanche Nation brought by a former business partner.  G.J.S. International Inc. filed a lawsuit...

End of term draws near as relief remains uncertain and government divided

Jessie Christopher Smith, Reporter November 23, 2020

Oklahoma’s House members are working during Congress’ lame duck session to help constituents with two different federal programs that could release billions of dollars in aid. The four Republican...

Joe Allbaugh, former campaign manager and FEMA director under George W. Bush, said political disagreement has become deeply personal, to a point he has not seen in his lifetime. This image is courtesy of a Zoom interview with Gaylord News correspondent Emma Sears.

Former Bush campaign manager offers perspective on 2020 election

Emma Sears and Jessie Christopher Smith November 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — An Oklahoma native who played a key role in George W. Bush’s 2000 White House bid said President Trump “has every right” to “fight through the legal remedies available to him”...

Kendra Horn speaks to supporters at the Tower Theater on shortly before midnight on Nov. 3.  Bennett Brinkman/Gaylord News

“We’re not done yet” Kendra Horn announces in concession

Bennett Brinkman, Reporter November 4, 2020

An emotional Kenra Horn told supporters at a campaign watch party in the Tower Theater Oklahoma City, that while she may have lost on Tuesday in her bid for reelection to second term in representing the...

Close congressional race feeds off negative energy

Jessie Christopher Smith and Emma Sears October 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — The financial windfall for Oklahoma City television stations is about to end.  For many viewers it can’t come soon enough. Perhaps Democratic incumbent Kendra Horn and her challenger...

Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford talks with reporters about Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett and stimulus negotiations. Gaylord News / Jessie Christopher Smith.

SCOTUS confirmation battle, stimulus stalemate highlight partisan divide

Jessie Christopher Smith and Emma Sears October 26, 2020

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was confirmed Monday night, Oklahoma’s two senators pinned the blame on Democrats as coronavirus relief negotiations stalled yet again.  Sens....

Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe (left) meets with Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett (right) on Oct. 21 at the US Capitol. Fellow Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford also met with Judge Barrett an hour earlier. Gaylord News/Emma Sears

Oklahoma senators affirm support for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Jessie Christopher Smith and Emma Sears October 21, 2020

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma’s two senators pledged their support of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett with a vote looming late next week. Both said they found her to be highly qualified to succeed...

Clara Luper was a prominent figure in the civil rights movement and is largely credited with starting the movement in Oklahoma.  Photo courtesy BlackPast.org

Renaming OKC post office a lesson on civil rights

Jessie Christopher Smith, Reporter October 1, 2020

WASHINGTON -- A bill renaming the downtown Oklahoma City post office for an Oklahoma civil rights icon has been stalled in a Senate committee of which Sen. James Lankford is a member. The bill to rename...

Native American tribes in Oklahoma are working to increase participation in the census. (Gaylord News Photo)

Oklahoma in ‘final sprint’ before census deadline

Bennett Brinkman, Reporter September 23, 2020

As the Sept. 30 deadline for census responses approaches, a number of Oklahoma groups are working to ensure as many people as possible are counted. Oklahoma currently has a response rate of 93.8%, ranking...

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